The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

At SwissFEL, where our Timing and Synchronization group operates a complex electro-optic synchronization system, you and your team support us in developing, commissioning, and maintaining ultra-precise timing references, including ultra-stable RF signals and pulses from mode-locked reference lasers. We are looking for a
RF Engineer or Physicist Timing and Synchronization
80 % or more
Your tasks
In a motivated cross-disciplinary team, you develop and commission femtosecond stable phase-locked loops while taking an agile approach to new requirements. As part of your responsibilities, you elaborate concepts and techniques for femtosecond-accurate synchronization. Collaborating closely with both German and English-speaking stakeholders, you maintain ongoing communication with various groups across different SwissFEL installations.
Your profile
  • You look forward to applying your advanced degree knowledge in electrical engineering, physics, or a similar scientific field to support our Timing and Synchronization group 
  • You are interested in sharing your experience in developing precise electro-optical and GHz RF systems to help us improve our low-noise and low-drift optical and GHz RF readout electronics 
  • You are open and feel comfortable taking the initiative in a cross-disciplinary research environment
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

For further information, please contact Dr. Cezary Sydlo, phone +41 56 310 20 65.

Please submit your application online for the position as a RF Engineer or Physicist Timing and Synchronization (index no. 8232-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Melanie Rapisarda-Bellwald, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland